Tag: spotted lanternfly

Known as “plant hoppers” the spotted lanternfly has slowly spread across the U.S. since first appearing in Pennsylvania in 2014. (Photo: University of Illinois)

Turf Pest of the Month: How to help slow the spread of spotted lanternfly

April 11, 2024 By
With the spotted lanternfly now as far west as Illinois, prevention is key to stopping the spread. ...

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The best way to stop the spotted lanternfly’s spread is to scout for egg masses, which resemble mud splatters (right). Females can lay eggs on almost any surface (center). Expect higher populations around tree of heaven (left). (photos by: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension)

Research team develops autonomous robot to control spotted lanternfly eggs

July 21, 2023 By
Using machine learning, this robot helps to scout for egg masses of this invasive and tree-damaging pest on golf courses across the country. ...

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When spotted lanternflies first infest a new area, adults will swarm properties. (Photo: Brian Walsh)

Turf Pest of the Month: Debunking common myths about spotted lanternfly

May 19, 2023 By
Brian Walsh, a Penn State Extension horticulture educator for Berks County, shares some good news, and some bad news about spotted lanternfly. ...

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